Disability rights

Art students from Sarjana Academy work on mural promoting equitable access to health care for people with disabilities

Higher profile for Sightsavers’ Inclusive Eye Health initiative in India

Sightsavers has boosted the profile of its Inclusive Eye Health initiative being piloted in the Indian city of Bhopal.

Art student putting finishing touches to the Inclusive Eye Health mural in Bhopal.
Sightsavers blog

Young artists get creative to promote disability inclusion

Art students in Bhopal painted striking murals along the wall of a hospital to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

A school girl smiling

Sightsavers welcomes DFID commitment to leadership in disability inclusion

Sightsavers has welcomed the commitments made by the UK government in two major reviews setting out its priorities for international development.

Rose sits at her sewing machine, a skill she learned during Sightsavers' Connecting the Dots programme in Uganda.

Additional funding for Sightsavers’ employment project in Uganda

Sightsavers’ economic empowerment project that trains young people with disabilities in Uganda has received funding to expand over the next four years.

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf
Sightsavers blog

“Rather than a negative attitude, it’s a lack of awareness”

Ambrose Murangira is Executive Director of the Ugandan National Association of the Deaf and a passionate disability activist.

Taonere and George

Malawi's first Paralympian tells us her story

Taonere Banda created history in Rio this year by being the first and only Malawian to compete in the Paralympics.

Women smiling at camera, holding plate with omelette
Sightsavers Reports

Connecting the Dots: Investing in youth with disabilities in Uganda, end-term project evaluation 

An evaluation of the EU-funded Connecting the Dots project run by Sightsavers in Uganda completed in August 2016.

Henry attends an inclusive school.
Sightsavers Reports

Henry’s story

An inclusive school project for blind children in Sierra Leone has boosted Henry’s confidence: his ambition is to become a politician and change his country.

Jenneh stands with a group of people outside her school.
Sightsavers Reports

Jenneh’s story

Jenneh is 15 and is doing well in school. But for a blind teenage girl living in Sierra Leone, just being able to attend school is a huge achievement.

An audience is looking forward in a lecture room.
Sightsavers blog

Hear my Voice report launch: a huge success

Sightsavers Tanzania organised an advocacy event to launch the report ‘Hear My Voice: old age and disability are not a curse’.

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